Croatia charter on the rise as Brits turn to the Balkans
Motorboat & Yachting: The local tourist board has reported a 5% rise in British boaters taking a Croatia charter holiday since 2013 with Baška Voda is one of Croatia’s more popular ports.
Croatia charter holidays are becoming an increasingly popular option for British boaters, according to the latest figures from the local tourist board.
The Croatian National Tourist Board reports that there has been a 5% rise in British visitors chartering a boat in the Balkan state since 2013. A grand total of 15,000 people took a Croatia charter holiday in 2014, the tourist board adds.
Croatia boasts Europe’s sixth longest coastline with more than 1,500 gulfs and ports, many of which are very well protected from the Adriatic sea swell.
Popular destinations include the islands around Kvarner, the city of Dubrovnik and the South Dalmatian coastline.
MBY’s Chantal Borciani chartered a Prestige 46 Fly in Croatia in 2010 and was effusive in her praise:
“Croatia is truly unique, full of exotically named ports, deserted bays and wild, engaging coastline,” she wrote at the time. But Croatia’s boating industry is not just restricted to tourism, with local manufacturers including Elan Yachts, Mirakul and SAS Vector.
What’s more, around 14,000 boaters head to Croatia each October for the annual Biograd Boat Show, which has been running since 1998.